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collapsing

(kō-lăps′ĭng)
1. Falling into extreme and sudden prostration resembling shock.
2. Shrinking; disintegrating.
3. Condensing.
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Wowereit said in his opening speech that I would like to salute all human rights activist and alliance powers which were help the collapsing of the Berlin Wall.
Arkansas loan institutions are well aware of the danger of poultry houses collapsing.
The author argues that the Soviet Empire was collapsing before 1985 and that the collapse, when it came, did not end in 1991.
Yet discussions of personal frameworks collapsing, and the greater self-understanding needed to emerge from breakdown, maintained strong connection with core features in the past, helping also to explain why, even amid fashionable emphasis on stress and depression, the concept might still serve.
Apnea might be the result of a lack of inspiratory effort, called central apnea, or of ineffective inspiratory effort against a collapsing upper airway, called obstructive apnea.
Thailand's currency was collapsing because it merited a collapse.
One potential source of gauge distortions is the collapsing frame, says Knittel, adding that because the collapser oscillates with the film in an oscillating hauloff, those imperfections are not distributed by such a system.
This follows a series of illegal buildings collapsing in Alexandria; in July 2012 a building collapsed in Gomrok claiming 20 lives, while in the same week a mother and her two daughters died under the rubble of their home in Al-Amreya district.